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Event coordinators who are looking to hire a professional photographer to document or cover a multi day convention, often make the mistake of looking for and hiring someone who specializes in weddings. Trust me, a convention is NOTHING like a wedding, or vice versa.

A multi day convention has no central character to follow (Bride and Groom), or families to deal with. There is no drama, there are only fast-paced, grueling 15-18 hour days containing meals, programs, breakouts, bus tours, walking tours, meetings, group photos, headshots, cocktail hours, dinners, awards, banquets, and near impossible deadlines to meet. THAT is a challenge that peaks my interest and I LOVE getting that call.

The following images were created at the most recent three day convention we covered.

Enjoy!

Event photography is a big part of my business. Corporate and company event, annual awards banquets, and conventions, are right up my alley. I’ve been very fortunate to have been selected to cover events in many parts of the country, my latest event was in Palm Springs, California (my third event there in as many years). If there truly is a “glamorous side” of being an event photographer, it’s working with the people who put on these events, and documenting THEIR story, and the locations, food, and activities they create for their attendees.

Registration Gift Bags

Registration Gift Bags

Making new business acquaintances.

Making new business acquaintances.

Garden Party Dinner

Garden Party Dinner

Larry Smith, Author of the Six Word Memoir Project.

Larry Smith, Author of the Six Word Memoir Project.

Attendees, Sponsors, and Staff of the event are always connected.

Attendees, Sponsors, and Staff of the event are always connected.

The details are not the details!

The details are not the details!

Balloon Rides at Dinner!

Balloon Rides at Dinner!

Photography coverage for corporate events is available just about anywhere with us. In the last two years alone, I’ve covered events in Chicago, Austin, Orlando, Miami Beach, and twice in Palm Springs, California – most recently, this past week.

I LOVE working conventions, seminars, award banquets, etc. They each present their own set of photographic challenges with huge variations in environments and lighting conditions, and event planners want their efforts and hard work to be showcased in the images I’m hired to capture. Point and Shoot cameras can’t shoot at the speeds necessary to capture “just the right moment,” and as hard as they work, staffers – untrained in the field of composition, depth of field, and lighting – can NEVER create the kind of images that truly show off your hard work.

Whether you’re planning an event in Florida or ANYWHERE in the WORLD, and want your images to showcase YOUR hard work, contact Newsome’s Studio and let us show you what we can do.

The following are just a few of the images taken at this past week’s event.

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Philippe Petit, highwire walker who, in 1974, tight roped between the Twin Towers eight times before being arrested. Fascinating speaker. Documentary “Man on a Wire” was made about Philippe.

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An outdoor dinner party for 150 Interior Designers and related industry reps, held in Gene Autry’s backyard in Palm Springs.

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Breakfast in the garden during a three day event. Coffee and cell phones seem to go well together.

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The morning sunlight hitting this hotel staffer as he prepared breakfast drinks caught my eye.

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Emmy-winning, CBS News correspondent, David Pogue, giving an amazing lecture on the evolution of technology.

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Backyard dinner party that featured a working Ferris wheel for entertainment!